Confirmed COVID-19 cases may develop varying symptoms. What should be done at each stage and when is recovery determined?
COVID-19 SymptomsThe most common symptoms experienced by COVID-19 patients resemble influenza and it is likely that one or more of them will appear over the course of the disease
Severity and At-Risk GroupsDifferent conditions of patients
IsolationIf you tested positive on a COVID-19 test, you are required to stay in isolation and under medical supervision until you receive a certificate of recovery
Treatment and Medical CareCurrently there is no specific treatment for COVID-19, only care for alleviating or easing some of the symptoms. Fever can be lowered, pains can be relieved and coughing can be…
Pregnancy and BreastfeedingIf you are pregnant and you've been infected with coronavirus, or if you have symptoms that may be consistent with COVID-19, you need to consult your primary care physician
Who is Considered RecoveredRecovered cases are those with a positive PCR test result or a positive result on a rapid test taken at an authorized testing site, who after recovering received a certificate…
Long COVIDAccording to estimates, a significant portion of those infected with coronavirus will experience phenomena that may linger for weeks or months after recovery and make it more difficult for them…
Long COVID phenomena and coping with them
According to estimates, a significant portion of those infected with coronavirus will experience phenomena that may linger for weeks or months after recovery and make it more difficult for them to go back to normal. These phenomena are known as long COVID, continuous COVID or chronic COVID. Despite symptoms, at this stage the disease is no longer infectious.
What are long COVID phenomena?
The most common phenomena include great fatigue, concentration and memory problems, loss or change to taste or smell, muscle pains, joint pains and sleeping problems, but there are also other, rarer, symptoms.
Different patients may experience different symptoms at different intensity. Sometimes symptoms that did not develop during the acute disease stage will develop after recovery, and in rare cases long COVID symptoms may develop among those who were completely asymptomatic during the acute disease stage.
Diagnosis and treatment of long COVID
Even if you experience one or more symptoms that may be consistent with long COVID, it is important that you get diagnosed by your primary care physician, to rule out any other reason for these phenomena. After diagnosis you can consider possible treatment methods for the various phenomena according to the type of symptoms and their intensity.